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A Survivor from Warsaw

A Survivor from Warsaw

for narrator, men's chorus and orchestra

Text by the composer

herausgegeben von Josef Rufer und Christian Martin Schmidt (1975)


  • Instrumentation: narrator, men's chorus and orchestra
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English - Hebrew

 
Description
In just 99 bars of music, Arnold Schoenberg was able to portray the suffering and persecution of an entire population. The text for the cantata was written by Schoenberg himself and focuses on the Nazi reign of terror by portraying a scene in the Warsaw Ghetto. In its closing chorale, the narrator calls out ‘Shema Yisroel’ a Jewish statement of faith in what is a devastating emotional climax of the work.
Details
Opus: op. 46
Performance duration: 7'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 4. November 1948 Albuquerque, NM, Carlisle Gymnasium, University Campus (USA) · Sherman Smith, narrator · Dirigent: Kurt Frederick · Albuquerque Civic Symphony Orchestra (Originalfassung)
Year of composition: 1947
instrumentation: 2 (2. auch Picc.) · 2 · 2 · 2 - 4 · 3 · 3 · 1 - P. S. (Glsp. · Xyl. · Gl. · Trgl. · Beck. · Tamt. · Tamb. · Mil. Tr. · gr. Tr. · Kast.) (6 Spieler) - Hfe. - Str. (10 · 10 · 6 · 6 · 6)
Delivery rights: distribution rights for all countries except USA
Performances
Conductor: Christoph Louven
Orchestra: Universitätsorchester
2020-07-10 | Osnabrück (Germany), Universität, Schlossaula
Conductor: Matthias Hoffmann-Borggrefe
Orchestra: Hamburger Camerata
2020-05-09 | Hamburg (Germany), Hauptkirche St. Nikolai — 19:00
Conductor: Erik Nielsen
Orchestra: Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao
2019-12-20 | Bilbao (Spain), Palacio Euskalduna — 19:30
Conductor: Erik Nielsen
Orchestra: Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao
2019-12-19 | Bilbao (Spain), Palacio Euskalduna — 19:30
Conductor: Michael Rosewell
Orchestra: RCM Symphony Orchestra
2019-10-17 | London (United Kingdom), Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall
Conductor: Manon Meijs
Orchestra: Kerkraads Symfonie Orkest
2019-09-22 | Sittard (Netherlands), Onger de 2 Tores — 15:00
Conductor: Manon Meijs
Orchestra: Kerkraads Symfonie Orkest
2019-09-15 | Kerkrade (Netherlands), Theater — 19:00
Conductor: Lior Shambadal
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana
2019-01-26 | Palermo (Italy), Teatro Politeama — 17:30
Conductor: Lior Shambadal
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana
2019-01-25 | Palermo (Italy), Teatro Politeama — 21:00
Conductor: Guido Johannes Rumstadt
Orchestra: Nürnberger Symphoniker
2018-04-22 | Nürnberg (Germany), Meistersingerhalle — 19:00
Conductor: Markus L. Frank
Orchestra: Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau
2018-03-09 | Dessau (Germany), Anhaltisches Theater — 19:30
Conductor: Markus L. Frank
Orchestra: Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau
2018-03-08 | Dessau (Germany), Anhaltisches Theater — 19:30
Conductor: Manel Valdivieso
Orchestra: Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya
2018-01-07 | Barcelona (Spain), L’Auditori — 12:00
Conductor: Manel Valdivieso
Orchestra: Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya
2018-01-04 | Salou (Spain), Teatre Auditori
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
2017-12-31 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus — 16:00
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
2017-12-30 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus — 20:00
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2017-05-13 | Augsburg (Germany), Kongress am Park — 20:00
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2017-05-12 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal — 20:00
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2017-05-11 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal — 20:00
Conductor: Esa Pekka Salonen
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
2016-08-08 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: Pedro Halffter
2016-07-08 | Gran Canaria (Canary Isles (Spain)), Auditorio Alfredo Kraus
Conductor: Shao Chia Lu
Orchestra: Taiwan Philharmonic (National Symphony Orchestra)
2016-03-04 | Taipei (Taiwan), City Hall
Conductor: Stefan Vanselow
Orchestra: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2015-10-11 | Hameln (Germany), Marktkirche St. Nicolai — 17:00
Conductor: Peter Stangel
Orchestra: taschenphilharmonie
2015-10-11 | München (Germany), Allerheiligen Hofkirche — 18:30
Conductor: Stefan Vanselow
Orchestra: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2015-10-10 | Hameln (Germany), Marktkirche St. Nicolai — 18:00
Conductor: Pedro Halffter
Orchestra: Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla
2015-06-26 | Sevilla (Spain), Teatro de la Maestranza — 20:30
Conductor: Pedro Halffter
Orchestra: Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla
2015-06-25 | Sevilla (Spain), Teatro de la Maestranza — 20:30
Conductor: Marc Niemann
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Bremerhaven
2015-05-12 | Bremerhaven (Germany), Stadttheater — 19:30
Conductor: Marc Niemann
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Bremerhaven
2015-05-11 | Bremerhaven (Germany), Stadttheater — 20:00
Conductor: Thorsten Schlepphorst
Orchestra: Kourion-Orchester Münster
2015-05-10 | Nordwalde (Germany), St. Dionysius Kirche — 16:00
Conductor: Markus Melchiori
Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2015-05-10 | Oppenheim (Germany), Evangelische Katharinenkirche — 19:00
Conductor: Markus Melchiori
Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2015-05-09 | Bitburg (Germany), Stadthalle — 20:00
Conductor: Markus Melchiori
Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2015-05-08 | Speyer (Germany), Kaiserdom — 20:00
Conductor: Michael Boder
Orchestra: GöteborgsOperans Orkester
2015-02-26 | Göteborg (Sweden), Operan — 17:30
2014-07-06 | Garsington Opera (United Kingdom), Wormsley Estate
Conductor: Justin Brown
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2014-05-19 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 20:00
Conductor: Justin Brown
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2014-05-18 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 11:00
Conductor: Ralf Sochaczewsky
Orchestra: Orkiestra Kameralna Progress Danzig
2013-04-20 | Berlin (Germany), Gethsemanekirche — 20:00
Conductor: Kurt Frederick
Orchestra: Albuquerque Civic Symphony Orchestra
1948-11-04 | Albuquerque, NM (United States of America), Carlisle Gymnasium, University Campus | World Premiere
In just 99 bars of music, Arnold Schoenberg was able to portray the suffering and persecution of an entire population. The text for the cantata was written by Schoenberg himself and focuses on the Nazi reign of terror by portraying a scene in the Warsaw Ghetto. In its closing chorale, the narrator calls out ‘Shema Yisroel’ a Jewish statement of faith in what is a devastating emotional climax of the work.
Opus: op. 46
Performance duration: 7'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 4. November 1948 Albuquerque, NM, Carlisle Gymnasium, University Campus (USA) · Sherman Smith, narrator · Dirigent: Kurt Frederick · Albuquerque Civic Symphony Orchestra (Originalfassung)
Year of composition: 1947
instrumentation: 2 (2. auch Picc.) · 2 · 2 · 2 - 4 · 3 · 3 · 1 - P. S. (Glsp. · Xyl. · Gl. · Trgl. · Beck. · Tamt. · Tamb. · Mil. Tr. · gr. Tr. · Kast.) (6 Spieler) - Hfe. - Str. (10 · 10 · 6 · 6 · 6)
Delivery rights: distribution rights for all countries except USA
Conductor: Christoph Louven
Orchestra: Universitätsorchester
2020-07-10 | Osnabrück (Germany), Universität, Schlossaula
Conductor: Matthias Hoffmann-Borggrefe
Orchestra: Hamburger Camerata
2020-05-09 | Hamburg (Germany), Hauptkirche St. Nikolai — 19:00
Conductor: Erik Nielsen
Orchestra: Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao
2019-12-20 | Bilbao (Spain), Palacio Euskalduna — 19:30
Conductor: Erik Nielsen
Orchestra: Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao
2019-12-19 | Bilbao (Spain), Palacio Euskalduna — 19:30
Conductor: Michael Rosewell
Orchestra: RCM Symphony Orchestra
2019-10-17 | London (United Kingdom), Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall
Conductor: Manon Meijs
Orchestra: Kerkraads Symfonie Orkest
2019-09-22 | Sittard (Netherlands), Onger de 2 Tores — 15:00
Conductor: Manon Meijs
Orchestra: Kerkraads Symfonie Orkest
2019-09-15 | Kerkrade (Netherlands), Theater — 19:00
Conductor: Lior Shambadal
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana
2019-01-26 | Palermo (Italy), Teatro Politeama — 17:30
Conductor: Lior Shambadal
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana
2019-01-25 | Palermo (Italy), Teatro Politeama — 21:00
Conductor: Guido Johannes Rumstadt
Orchestra: Nürnberger Symphoniker
2018-04-22 | Nürnberg (Germany), Meistersingerhalle — 19:00
Conductor: Markus L. Frank
Orchestra: Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau
2018-03-09 | Dessau (Germany), Anhaltisches Theater — 19:30
Conductor: Markus L. Frank
Orchestra: Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau
2018-03-08 | Dessau (Germany), Anhaltisches Theater — 19:30
Conductor: Manel Valdivieso
Orchestra: Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya
2018-01-07 | Barcelona (Spain), L’Auditori — 12:00
Conductor: Manel Valdivieso
Orchestra: Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya
2018-01-04 | Salou (Spain), Teatre Auditori
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
2017-12-31 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus — 16:00
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
2017-12-30 | Berlin (Germany), Konzerthaus — 20:00
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2017-05-13 | Augsburg (Germany), Kongress am Park — 20:00
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2017-05-12 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal — 20:00
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2017-05-11 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal — 20:00
Conductor: Esa Pekka Salonen
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
2016-08-08 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: Pedro Halffter
2016-07-08 | Gran Canaria (Canary Isles (Spain)), Auditorio Alfredo Kraus
Conductor: Shao Chia Lu
Orchestra: Taiwan Philharmonic (National Symphony Orchestra)
2016-03-04 | Taipei (Taiwan), City Hall
Conductor: Stefan Vanselow
Orchestra: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2015-10-11 | Hameln (Germany), Marktkirche St. Nicolai — 17:00
Conductor: Peter Stangel
Orchestra: taschenphilharmonie
2015-10-11 | München (Germany), Allerheiligen Hofkirche — 18:30
Conductor: Stefan Vanselow
Orchestra: Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
2015-10-10 | Hameln (Germany), Marktkirche St. Nicolai — 18:00
Conductor: Pedro Halffter
Orchestra: Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla
2015-06-26 | Sevilla (Spain), Teatro de la Maestranza — 20:30
Conductor: Pedro Halffter
Orchestra: Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla
2015-06-25 | Sevilla (Spain), Teatro de la Maestranza — 20:30
Conductor: Marc Niemann
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Bremerhaven
2015-05-12 | Bremerhaven (Germany), Stadttheater — 19:30
Conductor: Marc Niemann
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Bremerhaven
2015-05-11 | Bremerhaven (Germany), Stadttheater — 20:00
Conductor: Thorsten Schlepphorst
Orchestra: Kourion-Orchester Münster
2015-05-10 | Nordwalde (Germany), St. Dionysius Kirche — 16:00
Conductor: Markus Melchiori
Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2015-05-10 | Oppenheim (Germany), Evangelische Katharinenkirche — 19:00
Conductor: Markus Melchiori
Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2015-05-09 | Bitburg (Germany), Stadthalle — 20:00
Conductor: Markus Melchiori
Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2015-05-08 | Speyer (Germany), Kaiserdom — 20:00
Conductor: Michael Boder
Orchestra: GöteborgsOperans Orkester
2015-02-26 | Göteborg (Sweden), Operan — 17:30
2014-07-06 | Garsington Opera (United Kingdom), Wormsley Estate
Conductor: Justin Brown
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2014-05-19 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 20:00
Conductor: Justin Brown
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2014-05-18 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 11:00
Conductor: Ralf Sochaczewsky
Orchestra: Orkiestra Kameralna Progress Danzig
2013-04-20 | Berlin (Germany), Gethsemanekirche — 20:00
Conductor: Kurt Frederick
Orchestra: Albuquerque Civic Symphony Orchestra
1948-11-04 | Albuquerque, NM (United States of America), Carlisle Gymnasium, University Campus | World Premiere
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